2023 Summer Camp Log Week 1

Jun 28, 2023

Camp Log, Week 1

Woodcraft’s 99th summer has begun!

Opening day was filled with happy greetings and campers moving in. We loved meeting our new families and welcoming our returning campers back to Woodcraft. It was such a great feeling to help everyone unpack, set up their camp beds, and to see our counselors in action doing what they do best—helping our campers build bonds and begin to call Woodcraft home. The afternoon and evening flew by with Interactive camp tours, all-camp field games, a delicious taco dinner, ice cream sundaes, and Woodcraft’s very first 2023 campfire. At taps, we were lucky to see a starry Adirondack sky wish our camper’s goodnight. 

Monday and Tuesday were “regular” program days at camp and our Woodcrafters have been busy learning new skills at the archery range, Outdoors Leadership Skills (OLS,) mountain biking, fishing, dancing, climbing, high ropes, nature, arts & crafts, Field - O (soccer,) music, and more! Swim and Canoe Tip Tests made a big splash at the waterfront. Our campers now all have their own buddy board tags and understand how to stay safe and calm in a tippy situation.

In the dining hall, Gloria and our wonderful kitchen team have been working hard to make our meals delicious and full of variety. Some favorites for breakfast have been pancakes and bacon, scrambled eggs and hash browns, and of course the delicious yoghurt, fresh fruit, and homemade granola bar. Last night’s Mediterranean chicken and veggie skewers with lemon cake for dessert were so yummy… but spaghetti and meatballs with a tomato primavera sauce may have made even more Woodcrafters happy. The salad bar has been filled with everything from spinach to romaine, hard boiled eggs to edamame beans, feta & tomatoes to cucumbers and carrots, buffalo cauliflower florets to tuna salad. Hard to say what everyone’s favorite really is! 

Trips Report: the Auroras are the first to have set out on a cabin overnight trip and will have spent 3 nights under Adirondack starry, and yes, sometimes rainy, skies. We are so proud of them for how organized they were with trip prep and timeliness and we know they will come back with great skills and confidence and plenty of stories to tell. Iroquois Village set out today for a two-nighter and they were excited to use all of their gear and to live the camping life. Cabin trips are such a great bonding experience and we know they’ll come back as thick as thieves! If you’ve been a Woodcrafter before, you also know that Wednesday is Trip Day! That means that the rest of camp went out on cool day trips — mountain biking, a hike to Bald Mountain and Canoe the Moose were on the program. Campers returned to camp and had an extended rest hour before heading out to General Swim. Tonight, it’s time for s’mores!

We hope you enjoyed camp news. We are having so much fun! Remember to check out our camp photos and call us anytime to check in on your campers. Quick reminder: campers LOVE snail mail and packages. Please send items like books, games, crafts, fun socks, cool camp gear, but NOT FOOD to: 

Adirondack Woodcraft Camps

Camper Name

P.O. Box 219

Old Forge, NY 13420

Physical address for packages: 285 Woodcraft Rd

Camp Phone: 315-369-6031

Doug Cell: 631-327-8943

Christina Cell: 631-327-8965


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